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11:55 AM ET, March 31, 2015

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Bob Lefsetz / The Lefsetz Letter:
Tidal is dead on arrival because listeners are cheap, it lacks a critical mass of both users and musicians, and the market is crowded  —  Tidal  —  Now let me get this straight...piracy can be eradicated if artists just band together in the name of money?  That's what this is all about, cash.
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Tony Gervino / Billboard:
Jay Z Talks Tidal, Jimmy Iovine, Rewriting the Music Business Rulebook  —  Jay Z doesn't give many interviews.  In conversation, he often pauses mid-sentence, considers, rewinds, slices and reshapes his answer, choosing a more appropriate word or analogy that draws a finer point before revealing it to the interviewer.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Jay-Z relaunches Tidal with $9.99/month standard and $19.99/month high-quality tiers, with top artists as co-owners
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
New Daily Show host Trevor Noah comes under fire for misogynistic, anti-Semitic tweets  —  Trevor Noah, New ‘Daily Show’ Host, Comes Under Scrutiny for Tweets  —  Within hours of the announcement that he had been named the new host of “The Daily Show,” the comedian Trevor Noah was subjected to the full scrutiny of the Internet.
The New York Times Company:
The Times Rolls Out One-Sentence Stories on Apple Watch  —  The New York Times has developed a new form of storytelling to help readers catch up in seconds on Apple Watch.  One-sentence stories, crafted specially for small screens, will provide the news at a glance across many Times sections …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Exclusive: Cablevision to make $1 offer for New York Daily News  —  (Reuters) - U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter.
David Corbin / Tech in Asia:
Japanese news app SmartNews nabs $10M bridge round, at pre-money valuation of $320M  —  The back-and-forth between SmartNews and Gunosy, Japan's premier news apps that are taking their domestic war global, added a new chapter today.  Only a week after Gunosy filed for a US$263 million IPO …
Discussion: iamWire, VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
UK's Crown Prosecution Service reviewing policy of prosecuting journalists over leaks from public officials  —  Crown Prosecution Service to review charges under Operation Elveden  —  Policy to prosecute journalists over leaks by public officials to be looked at following court …
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Press Association:
Nick Clegg: reform needed on public interest defence for journalists
Discussion: Guardian
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Tumblr's First CMO Stephanie Dolgins Will Also Oversee Its Media Deals  —  Former AOL, Disney Exec Most Recently Consulted for CNN, Refinery29  —  Yahoo expects Tumblr, the social network it bought in 2013 for $990 million, to pull in $100 million in revenue this year.
Discussion: SocialTimes and mUmBRELLA
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Why curation could be at the core of future reporting  —  The whole news industry needs to ‘restructure’ around technology, said video producer and journalist Michael Rosenblum at the Mobile Journalism Conference in Dublin  —  “When we look at the world of news in particular or journalism …
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
News Companies See Movies as Opportunity for Growth  —  LOS ANGELES — When the digital wizards at a forward-leaning media company last year introduced their newest idea, an entertainment unit, they couldn't resist an antique touch: “BuzzFeed Motion Pictures” arrived with a video logo modeled …
 
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
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